Navistar changes top leadership

| March 07, 2013

Navistar President and COO Troy Clarke has been promoted to CEO, along with other changes in the truck maker's leadership structure.

Freightliner building driver community around combined websites

| March 06, 2013

ATBS' Matt Amen talks Freightliner's Team Run Smart and future plans for the site.

Top drivers win Cummins-powered Ram

| March 05, 2013

Bradley Chapdelaine and Daniel Poorman each won a Cummins-powered 2012 Ram 2500 Big Horn Crew Cab Tuesday night in an annual contest.

Safety advocates’ pathetic shell game

| February 28, 2013

There are enough studies to prove just about anything in this arena, but the vast majority of studies, as well as federal data, bear out ATA’s assertion.

Taking charge of your own EOBR data

| February 21, 2013

Fleets already pay for MVR reports, why wouldn’t they pay to know drivers’ records for performance and profitability?

Missing sleep does more than make you tired

| February 16, 2013

To the extent your job does allow any control over sleep patterns, make that a priority. It could be a step toward health and happiness.

Slight progress on crash accountability – and some maddening examples

| February 07, 2013

An eight-person majority on the subcommittee ultimately showed preference for what they called the fault standard over DOT preventability regarding crash accountability.

A ‘cuddle café’ and loneliness on the road

| January 31, 2013

The weird idea of men paying women for companionship that doesn’t involve sex reminds me of comments from two of the women we interviewed for Overdrive’s stories on lot lizards in 2002.

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at or 205-248-1038.

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